I'll use this page to post recipes and progress on my running.

October 2012: I started running, 5 days a week usually 3-5 miles each time. I improved my time from a 15 minute mile to a 12 minute mile. I also started lifted and increased one weight increment on each exercise. I can do a post on what weight training exercises I do.

November 2012: Ran first half marathon. You can read about it in my blog post. This month I am also going to try out Hal Hidgon's Novice 2 half training program to keep up on my running and to prepare for Spring to do some more half marathons. I also ran a fun run 5k and got my first PR! I ran my fastest mile (9 minutes) and my fastest run overall at 33 minutes to complete. I'll also be weight training 3 days a week, I'll update if I decide to try a new program I am currently trying out a few.

December 2012: Continuing the running program, I'm about halfway there with my 7 mile run coming up this weekend. I will post pictures on my progress. Hoping to lose 10 lbs before our vacation!!

I borrowed this one from a blogger- Muffintopless. You can google her to find her page. I make these once a week, and portion them out into plastic baggies to grab and go when I need them. They make great snacks for those who don't have a lot of time and need something quick.

Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars
You will need:
1 cup almond flour
2 scoops casein protein powder (whey works as well)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 egg whites
1 cup Splenda, Stevia or Truvia
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
8 ounces unsweetened applesauce
4 ounces water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Next, mix the two together well. Spray an 8x8 glass pyrex dish with non-stick spray (like Pam). Pour ingredients into dish and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Poke with a toothpick in the center, when it comes out clean, they are done.
My other favorite- Kale Chips
I tried these out and they are yummy!
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Take 2 small bundles of Kale, cut the leafy parts off the spine.
3. Using spray olive oil, grease cookie sheet
4. Tear off bite size pieces of kale and lay onto the cookie sheet, lightly salt and spray the tops with olive oil.
5. Bake for 9 minutes, using a spatula to rotate at around 6 minutes to evenly crisp.
6. After 9 minutes, remove from oven, sprinkle parmesan cheese and garlic salt then continue baking for 2-3 minutes.
These turn out light and crisp, and they are so easy for a quick healthy snack especially if you crave crunchy chips.

1 comment:

  1. I am SO going to make that recipe...thanks for sharing!!! And I added your button to my blog :) I am hoping to get into running shape by summer and complete a 5K..thanks for the inspiration and tips!!

    Halee Dawn